The Struggle for Tennessee: Tupelo to Stones River (Civil War (Time-Life Books))

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In reprisal, eported one observer, Federal roops made a sweep of the rustic lorth of Nashville and hanged a lumber of suspects. accomplice guerrillas being fed and feted through other halves, fiancees, moms and kinfolk, who introduced with them no longer in simple terms hampers of food yet new garments and uniforms. those solicitous ministrations have been to a lot favored yet quickly contributed whatever of a of Louisville trouble. self-discipline flagged, and drunkenness in- A newspaper editor variety of the officials of creased alarmingly. charged: "A our Southern huge needed to spend the useless of wintry weather in position. there have been small, sporadic activities. per week after his marriage ceremony, Morgan kissed his bride good-by and set out on a two-week raid into Kentucky, in which he destroyed miles military are demanding drinkers, the place & Nashville Railroad music, took approximately 2,000 prisoners and destroyed million money' worthy of estate. Bragg spent the Christmas season anticipating Rosecrans' subsequent movement. the military of Ten- they don't seem to be drunkards. " in accordance with an nessee used to be aligned in a 32-mile-long crescent apocryphal tale that went the rounds, a based on Murfreesboro and dealing with Nash- younger recruit used to be given a buck and informed to head purchase foods and drinks from the sutler. He lower back with ninety cents' worthy of whiskey and ville. 10 cents' worthy of meals. losing so nonetheless, cupied He used to be a lot cash on berated for meals. a lot of the squaddies' time. They additionally commanded the a village 14 left miles west of Murfreesboro at the McClensville Pike best south from Nashville; the guts, wooden responsibility, shield responsibility and drill oc- basic Hardee wing, dependent in Triune, less than common Polk, was once at Murfrees- boro, the place Bragg had his headquarters; the appropriate was once situated at Readyville, 12 miles east stored busy developing crude huts and of Murfreesboro, and was once held by way of common homes round Murfreesboro in case they McCown's department of Hardee's corps. ninety one "They say we're a love-sick couple," wrote 17-year-old Mattie prepared Morgan presently after marrying accomplice cavalry raider John Morgan. The Hunt pair's extravagant de- votion fearful accomplice officials, who feared that Morgan used to be wasting his enthusiasm for the battle. wrote. "Night ahead of final final evening 26. and we made We had we a few killed 30, and flour the previous day, a pot pie for dinner. " Colonel John Beatty had a extra conventional Christmas dinner. "At an cost of 1 and seventy-five cents," he wrote, "I procured a small turkey; however it lacked the buck collaterals, and was once a sojourner in camps, a dweller in going hither and yon, at and evening, in all weeks He used to be none- "For 20 months now i've got theless grateful: been a failure. " all tents, hours of the day kinds of climate, dozing for at a stretch with no shield, and but I were robust and fit. " On Christmas Day, common Rosecrans used to be prepared for the for conflict finally. military of the He issued orders Cumberland to increase on Murfreesboro tomorrow.

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